|1 cup • Ricotta cheese|
|1 each • Egg, large|
|1 tsp • Vanilla extract|
|1 tsp • Lemon zest|
|1/2 cup • Dark or golden raisins|
|1/2 cup • Dried fruit (your choice of cherries, cranberries, currants, apricots, mixed) • chopped|
|1/3 cup • Slivered almonds - toasted|
In a separate bowl, mix ricotta cheese, egg, vanilla, and lemon zest.
Add the fruit and almonds into the flour mixture and toss until evenly distributed. Combine wet and dry ingredients. Mix until most of the flour is moistened.
Turn the dough out onto a lightly floured work surface. Knead two or three times until dough holds together. Divide dough in half. Roll each piece of dough into an 8 x 7 oval about ½-inch thick.
Fold each piece of dough in half lengthwise, leaving the edge of the top half about ½-inch short of the edge of the bottom half.